Memorials

Trees and Benches

Tree and Bench Program

The Omaha Parks Foundation offers a Memorial/Heritage Tree and Bench Program which allows groups and individuals to donate trees or benches to commemorate special events, honor individuals or agencies, or as memorials to loved ones.

Trees and benches purchased through the program can be ordered at any time and installed/placed (as weather permits) in city parks, trails, golf courses, and playgrounds. We will try to honor your wishes for where you would like the bench or tree to be placed, pending park management considerations, or you may allow us to select the most appropriate place.

Once a memorial/heritage tree or bench has been donated, the Omaha Parks Foundation will work with you until project completion. We also have an option to have the name of the individual for whom the donation is made on a plaque (Up to 65 characters) to be added to the tree/bench.

Please note; Benches typically take a minumum of 2 months, once finalized to recieve. Orders placed August 16th -April 15th will have a spring/summer installation. Orders placed April 16th-August 15th will have a fall installation. We appreciate your grace and understanding, as there are many moving pieces to the process.

Pricing

Memorial or Heritage Bench - $2,000. Includes bench, inscribed plaque, concrete padding and installation.

Memorial or Heritage Tree - $600. Includes tree, installation, mulch, and inscribed plaque.

If you would like to donate a tree &/or bench to honor another or would like more information, please call: 402-708-0075.

**Please note: payment is due after finalization of order.

These donations qualify as a charitable contribution tax deduction as the Omaha Parks Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)3.

Memorials and Honors

Bob Gibson from Wendy Gibson - Calvin Liess from Ashley and family

Raymond Louis Manuel from the Roland Manuel family - Eloise Poppert from her sons

Darla Jean Smith from Denise Scobee - Sweet Verona from Leslie Collins

Francis & John Walsky from Beth Merkel - William W. West M.D. from Jodeen

Ali & Ryan Basye from Ryan Basye - Connie Boeka from Tegwin Maxwell

DJ Gnader from Jodi Gustafson - Ann Hosford from Amber Miller

Bench for Airborne memorial from Heartland Airborne Association - Robert Kirk St. from Zaiss & Company

Oliver “Ollie” VanDyke from Sandra Minturn - Ron A. Mortenson from Julie and family

Nick Dedinsky from his family - Smiley Family from Cindy Smiley

Doug Perry from Nancy Roberts and daughters - Matt Guililfoyle from Christine Connor

Marine Corps Memorial from Marine Corps League - Lois J. Kenkel from Dean Kenkel

H. Don Osborne from Connie and family - Anne Macklin from Family & Friends

MEMORIAL BENCH & TREE APPLICATION

Please fill out the information below or download and complete this application form if you are interested in purchasing a Memorial Bench or Tree. You can send the completed form to tregan@omahaparksfoundation.org. After submission of application, applicant will be contacted by OPF or Park Planner to confirm details. Once form is approved, an invoice will be sent. Payment is due at the finalization of order.


If you have a question please call 402-708-0075 or tregan@omahaparksfoundation.org.


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